The Frameless XR Symposium is an interdisciplinary gathering that combines technology-focused approaches with humanities-inspired theoretical inquiry, empirical research and artistic creation in AR/VR/MR. Following the symposium, proceedings will be published online through the open-access peer-reviewed journal Frameless.
Registration is free on Eventbrite, find link HERE. Register early: First 20 people receive a google cardboard with their free drink ticket at the Friday demo session.
Shaping Reality: A Facebook Reality Labs Panel Discussion
Welcome from Frameless Labs Director Susan Lakin
Introduction by Dean Doreen Edwards
Keynote: Introducing broad interdisciplinary research at Facebook Reality Labs, this panel discussion aims to address the evolving landscape of XR and its future. Engage with experts in areas such as optics, audio, computer perception, and content creation to learn how their work is building connections within XR.
Directors will present remotely.
In person audience location: Color Correction Suite, MSS-2160
In person audience location: Wegmans Theater, MSS-2180
The award-winning, student-led publication based at the University of Southern California Annenberg, School for Communication and Journalism, has produced stories about climate change, intimate partner violence, homelessness, youth in foster care and much more. Graduates acquired skills that have led to careers in journalism and immersive technology.
Learn how this hackathon-style course is delivered, funded and how they form partnerships with tech and media companies. The panel will share projects they produced and the technologies utilized, leading to successful careers for graduates of the program who will join in the panel discussion of XR in journalism.
Celeste Sangiorgio - Rochester Institute of Technology
Cory Crane - Rochester Institute of Technology
Cassandra Berbary - Rochester Institute of Technology
Caroline Easton - Rochester Institute of Technology
Riham Alieldin – University of Rochester Raffaella Borasi- University of Rochester Anne C. Nofziger – University of Rochester Karen J. DeAngelis – University of Rochester Sarah E. Peyre – University of Rochester
Demo line up coming soon....... Location: Sound Stage, MSS-2020/2060
RIT students are invited to design a virtual room in Mozilla Hubs for the 6th Annual Frameless XR Symposium. Prizes will be presented to the winning rooms and will be showcased and utilized at the 2021 Symposium.
Isabelle Anderson is a virtual reality artist, animator, and New Media Designer in the College of Art and Design. Her work focuses on empathy, education, and environmental issues. She utilizes Quill, Google Tilt Brush, and AnimVR to create her virtual reality environments. She’s created graphic virtual reality experiences for numerous non-profit organizations, including The Society for Protection and Care of Children and Music4Ethiopia.com, in order to generate awareness and funds. After graduation, she plans to pursue a degree in Human Interface Technology and work with organizations to build interactive experiences that educate the public about environmental issues.
2nd Place Winner
MS Human-Computer Interaction '23
Zachary Talis (they/them) is a graduate student, VR researcher, and ambient musician. They investigate the means by which folks reconstruct themselves in virtual space.
Hubs Room Contest
Code of Conduct
The Frameless Symposium organizers value the diversity of views, expertise, opinions, backgrounds, and experiences reflected within our community and are committed to providing a welcoming, productive, and safe environment for all participants of our events. This Code of Conduct is important for promoting diversity and creating an inclusive, supportive, and collaborative environment for all.
All event participants – including, but not limited to attendees, speakers, organizers, volunteers, exhibitors, personnel, members of the media, vendors, and service providers--are expected to abide by this Code of Conduct.
Mari Jaye Blanchard
University of Rochester liaisons:
Mozilla Hubs / Accessibility:
Dr. Ryne Raffaelle, VP for Research/Assoc. Provost RIT
David Long, MAGIC Director
Jenn Hinton, MAGIC Associate Director
Brenda Schlageter, MAGIC Building and Operations
Amanda Hughes, MAGIC Technology Manager
Mark Marcello, Senior Web Developer